1986 Balzan Prize for Oceanography/Climatology
Roger Revelle was born on March 7, 1909 in Seattle, Washington; he is a U.S. citizen;
Research Assistant to Professor of Oceanography (1931-1950) and Director (1950- 1964) of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego;
Head of the Geophysics Branch, Office of Naval Research (1946-1948);
Dean of the School of Science and Engineering and Chief Campus Officer at the University of California, San Diego (1957-1961);
Science Advisor to the Secretary of the Interior, Washington, D.C. (1961-1963);
University Dean of Research at the University of California (1963-1964);
Member of the Education Commission of the Government of India (1964-1966);
Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Policy and Director of the Harvard Center for Population Studies, Harvard University (1964-1976);
Professor of Science and Public Policy at the University of California, San Diego;
Member of many academies and institutions such as the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society;
Honorary degrees from Pomona, Carleton, Colby, Williams and Dartmouth Colleges;
Bucknell, Utah State, Carnegie Mellon, Old Dominion and Harvard Universities and the Universities of Massachusetts and Miami;
The Revelle College of the University of California, San Diego is named after him.
Roger Revelle is the author of more than 300 publications: scientific works, papers, communications, conferences, etc.
Some of his most important recent reports and books are:
— R. Revelle and others. Report on Land and water development in the Indus Plain. Washington, DC. The White House, 1964;
— R. Revelle and others. California and the use of the Ocean: a Planning Study of Marine Resources. University of California, 1965;
— R. Revelle and Hans Landsberg (editors). American’s Changing Environment, Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1970;
— R. Revelle. Rapid Population Growth: Consequences and Policy Implications. Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins Press, 1971;
— D. Glass and R. Revelle (editors). Population and Social Change. London, Edward Arnold, 1972;
— R. Revelle. The University and the State of Borno. Report of a visit to the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, 1983;
— R. Revelle. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in Ocean, Atmosphere and Biosphere and future climatic impact. In G.B. Marini Bettolo (editor): Chemical events in the atmosphere and their impact on the environment, pp. 405-428, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1986.